Sound Off: Bringing Back Belmont Parade

Tell us whether village officials should re-instate this component of the Belmont Festival.

The Belmont Festival drew hundreds of families, horse racing enthusiasts and fun-loving locals to Garden City once again Friday. (View the photo gallery .)

Seventh Street was filled with activities, live music, dance performances, and delicious food, but there was something missing from the celebration that had been a staple in the past -- a parade.

The parade component of the festival had been scrapped in 2009, but at Thursday's meeting of the Garden City village board, Mayor Donald Brudie suggested officials look into bringing it back. (to view the full story.)

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Would you like to see the parade restored to the Belmont Festival? Vote in our poll or share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Bill Sweeney June 12, 2012 at 11:15 PM
This shouldn't even be voted on...it's 100% yes. And there should be at least one more "Belmont parade and festival" maybe en of July to celebrate Garden City sports.
Sam Myers June 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I was just talking with some other dad's that we should have a joint boys and girls lacrosse parade honoring the State Champs, but an annual all-sports, all grades parade is a better idea. But I would suggest have it end of tge school year, in July so many kids and families are gone


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